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Old 03-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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shock in water and tank

ok so yesterday i was changing my carbon on my canister filter.when i took of the topp i wet the surge outlet and one socket burned a little. i shut everything of and started drying evrything, after everything was dried i plugged everything in except to the burnt socket on the surge. today im scraping my glass and i get shocked then i move the light and i get shocked i touch the water again and again and i get shocked. my fish look fne and everything is working , has this happened to anyone this is a little scary what should i do? hellllllp
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You should add a titanium grounding probe in the tank and replace the surge protector.
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Is it really a surge protector or just a strip outlet. If it's a surge you should take it back for a refund. You shouldn't have an arcing w/ a true surge protector. Sadly the majority of the cheap ones are no better than an extension cord.
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You should add a titanium grounding probe in the tank and replace the surge protector.
what is a titanium grounding and where can i get one
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Is it really a surge protector or just a strip outlet. If it's a surge you should take it back for a refund. You shouldn't have an arcing w/ a true surge protector. Sadly the majority of the cheap ones are no better than an extension cord.
ok that means i reealy need another urge protector thanks
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ok that means i reealy need another urge protector thanks
And when you get one, get one that you can close the outlets you are not using.
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Here is a Titanium Grounding Probe .
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Well I Just Bought A Great Surge Protector And So Far No Shocks I Will Also Buy That Probe If You Guys Think Its A Good Idea
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Always a good idea, I had a ph leak current and killed all my fish.....
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Check all equipment thoroughly , get ahold of a volt meter and start plugging in and out as you are testing this take two people one to do the volt meter one to plug/unplug items NEVER do this with wet hands ...

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Salt water is an excellent conductor of electricity . Therefore extreme caution should be heeded !
While changing out equipment and adding grounding probes is an excellent suggestion I would HIGHLY recommend locating the source and replacing said equipment , as a futher fail proof method ...
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